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Syracuse Daily Links - Will Syracuse Try To Add A Transfer?

With a lack of experience in the forward spot, will Syracuse attempt to fill the void with a transfer?

Nate Shron

Will Syracuse basketball add a transfer now that Jerami Grant has left for NBA? |

SU rarely pursues transfers, Gbinije being a recent exception. Would the Orange take a transfer, with the understanding that the player must sit for a year because of NCAA rules? Would SU pick up a player that might imperil its recruitment of other big-name high school prospects it has recruited over time? It seems unlikely.

Syracuse basketball without Tyler Ennis, Jerami Grant, C.J. Fair creates interesting historical notes |

While Ennis and Grant are apparently both first-round picks, Syracuse senior C.J. Fair is on the cusp of the first round. He's projected as an early second-round pick by most mock drafts. Should Fair move up and join Ennis and Fair in the first round, it would be the first time that Syracuse ever had three players taken in the first round of the NBA draft.

Who starts at forward for Syracuse basketball now that Jerami Grant is headed to NBA (photo gallery) |

On talent and reputation alone, the starters could be Roberson and McCullough. Gbinije has more experience, but he's a little undersized to play big minutes at forward in SU's defensive scheme. Likewise, Johnson lacks the strength at this point to battle bigger forwards and centers for rebounds. The SU coaches had been looking at Johnson as a possible two-guard down the line.

Point guard Joseph prepares to fill void left by NBA-bound Ennis | The Daily Orange

He had a feeling Ennis would leave, so when he found out on Twitter he wasn’t too shocked. "I didn’t really talk to him about anything," Joseph said. "I think anybody in that position would go. If you’re a lottery pick, what is the sense of coming back?

Syracuse football defense has been a bit banged up this spring, but LB Cam Lynch says 'we'll be fine' |

"We have to fine tune things and learn how to play to the fourth quarter, that's all," senior linebacker Cam Lynch said, asked to evaluate the state of the defense toward the end of spring ball. "Once we get everyone going, once we get the incoming freshmen coming in to help us out, help spell guys, we'll be fine."

Orange Watch: Second year of Shafer era begins at Syracuse this weekend | The Juice Online

"We want to do that with kids graduating, that’s where the bar is set right now. We know we’ve got some big folks coming in here (Florida State) that we have to fight against to win, but it’s the challenge we signed up for."

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"They gave me an opportunity to play," Hines said. "Where at Maryland I was going to be a backup. The coaches at Syracuse were real nice. Not hating on the Maryland coaches, they were nice too. I just felt more at home at Syracuse."